BOOK lovers aim to leave their mark in a protest aimed at saving Golborne Library.

At 12 noon on Saturday they will meet on Peter Kane Square (or in All Saints' Catholic Club depending on the weather) and everyone will be invited to leave their hand print in a book being produced by Golborne Library Action Group as a mark of support for the library.

The book will then be sent to Wigan Council together with a petition signed by over 4,000 local people.

Children are invited to attend dressed as their favourite character from a book with a present for everyone who comes in fancy dress and prizes for the best costumes.

Action group founder Ian Massey, from Lowton, said: “Wigan Council will be deciding on the future of libraries across the Borough at the end of March and this is one of the final chances for us to let the Council know that we want to keep our library.

"It will be a great thing to look back on in years to come and realise you helped to save Golborne Library. It would be very sad to drive down Tanners Lane and tell your children that's where the library used to be."